I've tried this three times and it has worked on all of them. I hope posting this doesn't jinx me. The trick is I get out of bed and lie on my couch in the living room with the lights out. I either lie there flat on my side with a pillow (like when I normally go to sleep). Or, I lie on my back reclined (held up with large cushions), so I can wear earphones with relaxing music. I manage to doze off, but not for long. So after about the second or third time I doze off, I move to my bed, and I'm able to fall asleep. As for why I can doze off on my couch and not in bed, I can only speculate. And that's too much typing right now. BTW, I take sleeping pills and melatonin. Sometimes I add, over-the-counter sleep aids, and herbal tea. The couch method is in addition to all this.